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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier
 
4.4

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (41)
  • Quiet (23)
  • Compact (20)
  • Energy efficient (13)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (6)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Works too slowly (3)

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (31)
  • Summer humidity (23)
  • Bathroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (45), Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as advertised!

I had a very damp basement over the summer due to an unusually humid season and a preference for not running the household air conditioner. Over time, a musty odor developed in my unfinished...Read complete review

I had a very damp basement over the summer due to an unusually humid season and a preference for not running the household air conditioner. Over time, a musty odor developed in my unfinished basement so I decided to research an appropriate dehumidifier. Reliability and capacity were my two primary concerns given the area to be conditioned is just under 1400 square feet. Affordability was also a concern.

After many hours of research on the web, I was somewhat disappointed with the reported reliability and features of the units I deemed affordable. As I was about to compromise on something that I wasn't totally satisfied with, I came across the Friedrich D70BP at Sylvane. The numbers seemed to meet my criteria and, after further review of available customer feedback, I couldn't find any real negatives and proceeded with the order.

Using the available free ground shipping offered by Sylvane, the unit arrived in great shape and sooner than I expected. At approximately 50 lbs, it is a solid, and from all appearances, well built piece of equipment. I had originally planned to use the gravity fed drain hose option rather than the built-in condensation drain pump. Upon inspection, the supplied hose for the passive drainage was just too short for my application. I did end up using the supplied 15 foot tubing in conjunction with the built-in condensation pump. This combination works very well and without issue.

Within the first few hours of operation, the D70BP brought the basement humidity down from 73% to approximately 58%. Over the next three days the desired 45% was achieved and the unit began cycling off and on as expected. Even on the high fan setting, the dehumidifier produces less noise than a whole-basement air cleaner that I once had running, so, this is not an issue for me.

The only negative so far is the inaccurate relative humidity indicated on the D70BP's digital display. While the temperature is accurate, the reported humidity is somewhat high. It's easy enough to get around this by using an independent humidity display somewhere in the room. Once you have an accurate reading, you can then set the D70BP's desired level relative to what it is displaying. Overall, not a major concern.

Time will test the unit's overall reliability, but so far it has delivered as advertised!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quiet

The Friedrich unit is clean looking and quiet but it seems like it doesn't extract as much water from the air as our previous unit did. I cannot access a drain so we need...Read complete review

The Friedrich unit is clean looking and quiet but it seems like it doesn't extract as much water from the air as our previous unit did. I cannot access a drain so we need to use the internal bucket which is difficult to remove because it lacks indents to get a grip for removal. That being said we like the looks and low noise level so we decided to keep it and see if it can keep up with the humidity well enough to prevent a musty basement smell in our finished walkout basement.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So Far So Good

By Vmad

from Port Orchard, Wa.

About Me Handyman, Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Instructions

Best Uses

  • Dank Basement

Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

So far the unit works great, the only complaint I have is the instrucitons are backwords on how to set the timers. I called the help line and they told me I was setting it backward, I told them that I set it as per the instructions, that's when they informed me they were actualy backwards. Other than that I really like the unit, it pumps out the water and the basement is starting to dry out.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Absolutely AWESOME!!!

By Steve the Landlord

from Maryland

About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Landlord, Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Painless Installation
  • Removed The Must Smell
  • Worry Free

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom
    • Dank Basement
    • Rental Property
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

    As a landlord, I want a product that I can install and forget about.

    I purchased this dehumidifier from Sylvane about 6 months ago. Talk about a relief!! I was concerned about the musty smell in the basement at our rental property. We don't have any major water leaks, just a small amount of moisture on the walls. This dehumidifier did the trick 100%! We installed it quickly, put the drainage line through the same hole in the wall as the AC condensate drain and turned the unit on. I checked on the basement a week later and the musty smell was completely gone and it was very comfortable in the basement. I am very happy I purchased the Friedrich as I was speaking with a friend a few days ago. He informed me about a recall of dehumidifiers from a company in China that made dehumidifiers for a bunch of major brand names, but not Friedrich! Friedrich has a reputation for quality and I can confirm that this is without a doubt the best dehumidifier I have ever seen! If I ever need another dehumidifier, I will look no further than Friedrich! Here is a quote from their website that explains why I selected them

    "As you shop for the perfect room air conditioner, you may encounter some familiar brand names. You've seen them on toasters, refrigerators, microwaves and washing machines.

    Not the Friedrich name. Because air conditioners are the sole focus of our company. We don't manufacture light bulbs or televisions. We make air conditioners."

    Don't hesitate to purchase the Friedrich solution. You won't regret it!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I wish I bought this unit months ago!

    By Boots & Gilly

    from Catskill Mts, NY

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

      My 92% humid basement, with water hanging on the walls, was down to 60% within a week, and has stayed below that ever since! The built in pump with drainage tube eliminates any extra work for me, it's a must-have option!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Excellent purchase

      By Andy

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Drainage Pump Option
      • Effective
      • Precise Control
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement

        Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

        We've been nothing but pleased with this purchase. Excellent value. Works as advertised and has helped transform our basement. Nice to have the drainage pump option to a sink across the basement - so easy to set up. Cycles frequently to maintain desired humidity level, but quiet and in the basement, so not a problem for us.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Works like a champ!

        By sdmoel

        from VA

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • Summer Humidity
        • Under House - Crawl Space

        Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

        My crawl space under the house was creating condensation on the AC unit and pipes. After adding this unit, all has been good. It is a big space and this has no problem bringing the humidity to where it needs to be. Bye bye mold conditions.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Dehumidifier

        By Tool Junkie

        from SE, PA

        About Me Handyman, Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          Was having trouble keeping the basement humidity in check using 2 dehumidifiers. Replaced one with the Friedrich and within a day the basement was where I wanted it and the humidifiers were not running 100% of the time. The automatic pump is great.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          3.0

          Make sure size appropriate

          By T-mo

          from Sothern Maryland

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

          • Works Too Slowly

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          Installed in basement under 3200 sq ft living space. After a hot/humid summer month, humidity never reduced below 50%. House is also new with lots of water still in basement walls. Unit may be ok after cement fully cures & dries.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Better than I expected!

          By Eveready47

          from Near hot and HUMID Atlanta, GA

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • No Shortcomings

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          This dehumidifier is the best I have owned in the last 10 years. It's quite, efficient and means business. The dehumidifiers I have owned in the past haven't been up to the task. The 70BP keeps my 1800 SF basement below 50%RH and this has been a very wet summer. This piece of equipment is solid and build for work. I should have ordered one earlier.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          Just What You're Looking For

          By Frustrated housewife

          from Blairsville Georgia

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Save Money-includes Pump

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          Arrived as scheduled; immediate results in drying out damp basement.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Simple and Effective

          By Chris

          from Allentown, PA

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dank Basement
            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

            The entire experience was best in class. Pricing, e-commerce, delivery and performance all met or exceeded expectations. I couldn't ask for anything more.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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